Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Agnieszka lives in a beautiful valley but on the edge stands a malevolent forest, the Wood. The people of the valley are protected from this evil by a wizard known as the Dragon but he demands a terrible price in payment. Every ten years he takes a girl to serve him and after they are freed the girl leaves the valley and never returns.
The time for another choosing is approaching and everybody knows who it is going to be; Kasia. Beautiful, brave, graceful Kasia who is Agnieszka’s best friend. However, when the Dragon comes he will not choose Kasia and all things become even less certain.
I loved this book. The characters were wonderful and the character development was stunning. I especially liked the Dragon who started out cold and aloof but by the end of the book was a beloved character. The Wood was also intriguing to me. I was drawn to it by its supposed evil and the hidden stories contained within it. The main character was astounding. She drew me into the story and from the first page I wanted to know how she was going to overcome the problems presented to her. As the story went on Agnieszka grew in her knowledge of the world and I thoroughly enjoyed going with her on her journey of exploration. Overall, the story was a haunting tale of romance, hate, and finally, understanding.
I have a long list of all the books I need to read in 2018. I want them all now and it is torture to wait but alas I must. Below is a continually growing list of all the books I want to read this year and when they come out.
Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton – January 30th 2018
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir – April 10th 2018
Forest Queen by Betsy Cornwell – August 7th 2018
Rage by Cora Carmack – June 5th 2018
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard – May 15th 2018
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian – June 14th 2018
Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh – April 24th 2018
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik – July 10th, 2018
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo – March 6th 2018
The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross – February 6th 2018
The Defiant by Lesley Livingston – January 23rd, 2018
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland – April 3rd, 2018
Secret Heir Dynasty by M. J. Prince – February 27th 2018
It’s a New Year!! I can hardly believe that we are entering 2018. This past year has flown by. Below is a list of the top twelve books that I read this year. There are definitely more favorites but if I didn’t stop at twelve my list would just keep on going. I am not putting them in any particular order.
- The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
- Ruby Red Kerstin Gier
- Roar by Cora Carmack
- Scarlet by A. C Gaughen
- The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik
- The Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
- The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
- Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo
- It by Stephen King
Happy New Year!!!!